Brooder cleaning

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Yard full o' rocks, May 19, 2009.

  1. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am about to move my 3, 4 week old BO chicks "outside" to the grow-up coop and will be selling the 12, 2 week old BO chicks we have this weekend. I have chicks due from the 'bator on 5/21 and again on 5/30. Is it ok to clean out the brooder then spray it down with Lysol (or some type of disinfectant)....I feel like I need to give it a REALLY good cleaning, just not sure what to use. My brooder is wood and wire up on legs, so soap/water is not a good option for me. THANKS.
     
  2. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that plain ole bleach is best!! Can put with water in spray bottle.
     
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  3. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just dilute it with water in a spray bottle??
     
  4. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes
    I usually put 1/4 of the bottle w/ bleach then fill with water
     
  5. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you very, very much!!
     
  6. lovin'mychicks

    lovin'mychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH, and if you can sit it out in the sun to dry...

    The sun does wonders to air everything out!![​IMG]
     
  7. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lovin'mychicks :

    OH, and if you can sit it out in the sun to dry...

    The sun does wonders to air everything out!![​IMG]

    Gotcha....thanks. If we could get some sun and warm temps again...LOL. 44degrees in NW Ga this AM:p
     
  8. lovin'mychicks

    lovin'mychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Gotcha....thanks. If we could get some sun and warm temps again...LOL. 44degrees in NW Ga this AM:p

    I KNOW! I'm in Central AL so its more of the same for us! They say tomorrow should be better [​IMG] I HOPE [​IMG]
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I also use a wire & wood brooder. I disinfect it between every hatch. I use either Zep disinfectant, or bleach & water to disinfect it. I let it sit 5-10 min. then I rinse.
     
  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    1/4 bottle bleach to 3/4 bottle water is a VERY strong ratio. You could use a 1:10 ratio and get the same effect, with fewer negative effects (like stripping your skin).
     

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